‘He has more goals than Man Utd’ – Fans go wild for Koulibaly’s thunderb**tard

FT Desk
  • FT Desk
  • 14 Aug 2022 17:28 BST
  • 5 min read
FT Desk 14 Aug 2022 17:28 BST 5 min read
Kalidou Koulibaly, Chelsea, 2022-23

Welcome to Stamford Bridge, Kalidou Koulibaly!

The Senegalese centre back couldn’t have provided a better introduction on his home debut for Chelsea than he did during Sunday’s Premier League clash with Tottenham.

Koulibaly was playing his first-ever game at the Bridge since his big-money summer transfer from Napoli.

The defender is known more for his dominant defending than he is for goalscoring, but he tore up the script on Sunday.

What a goal from Koulibaly

Koulibaly opened the scoring on 19 minutes with a quite sensational strike.

Fellow summer signing Marc Cucurella lofted a left-wing corner to the far side of the penalty area, only for Koulibaly to lash home an incredible first-time right-foot volley with the outside of his boot into the corner past Hugo Lloris.

It sent the home fans into a frenzy and prompted some wild reactions from fans on Twitter.

Here are some of the best below.

Chelsea are still playing without a natural number nine and they are in the market for a striker before the end of the transfer window.

Some fans even joked that Koulibaly is Chelsea’s best striker currently.

Of course, Twitter wouldn’t be Twitter without someone poking fun at Manchester United’s current struggles.

But no one was more delighted with Koulibaly’s goal than the man who paid the money for him to join Chelsea, new owner Todd Boehly.

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